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Farmers market season returns!

Although it may not feel like spring right now, the vegetables are emerging and the Green City Market returns to its outdoor location tomorrow, May 12th. That's definitely a big sign of spring for me! If you haven't yet checked out the Green City Market, make this season the time that you make it--you'll be glad you did. This bustling market that is dedicated to supporting local sustainable farmers and connecting them with the public was recently named one of America's best farmers' markets.

The Green City Market is always full of life, colors and smells and can inspire even the most reluctant of home cooks. Sit in on a chef demo (with samples of course, as well as recipes!), attend a workshop or just roam around and get to know your local farmers and producers. Children can become more familiar with local produce through Club Sprouts or get their hands dirty as gardeners in the Lincoln Park Zoo Edible Gardens.

There are a variety of fun activities scheduled for the first outdoor Saturday market of the season, so welcome spring and support our local sustainable farmers by stopping by. And don't forget to bring your market bag too!

The Green City Market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, approximately 1790 N. Clark, and will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from May 12 to October 30, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here for more details on the location, public transportation options and parking.

--In addition to Green City Market, there's an impressive list of farmers' markets in the Chicago area that are getting ready to open for the season. Stay tuned for reports as I check out some of these markets.

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